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A city centre with a bright future

Aberdeen city centre is undergoing huge regeneration thanks to a £100million package of investment from Aberdeen City Council, the Scottish and UK governments, and private sector partners.

Over the next 18-months, Union Street will be transformed into a high street fit for the 21st century - and for a limited time, incoming businesses can take advantage of fit-out grants of £35,000 and up to two years rent and rates free, subject to conditions.

The wider city economy is set to benefit from over £16billion of investment in the coming decade as it becomes a global leader in the energy transition, food and drink and the life science sectors. Aberdeen is on the up, and there has never been a better time to be part of it.

A thriving regional economy

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Major investment pipeline

More than £16billion is being invested in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire over the next decade, one of the biggest investment pipelines in the UK.

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A prosperous local economy

Aberdeen has long been one of the most prosperous cities in the UK owing to its ongoing position as the oil and gas capital of Europe.

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International net zero capital

Tens of thousands of renewable energy jobs are being created in Aberdeen through large-scale offshore wind and hydrogen projects.

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Voted best place to live in the UK

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire were recently voted the best places to live in the UK and our 500,000 population enjoys an unrivalled quality of life.

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An emerging global cruise destination

Following a major harbour expansion, Aberdeen is now a fast-growing cruise market with around 100,000 visitors a year expected to call by 2030.

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A well-connected city centre

Aberdeen city centre is well connected with frequent direct rail services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.

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Our £16bn regional investment pipeline

Almost £16billion of investment will be poured into the North-east economy over the next decade, according to new research.

The sixth edition of Investment Tracker - published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Invest Aberdeen and Opportunity North East - shows record levels of investment coming into the Aberdeen city region between now and 2033.

On top of £6.5billion worth of projects already delivered since the report was launched in 2016, further infrastructure and regeneration activities totalling £15.9billion are now in the pipeline.

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